The Devil's Column – Milan, Italy - Atlas Obscura

Milan, Italy

The Devil's Column

The mark of the Devil's horns on a marble column in Milan. 

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Just outside the Saint Ambrose church in Milan, there is a white marble column with a couple of holes.

According to the legend, the Devil tried to seduce Ambrose into temptation. Frustrated by the indifference of the holy man, the Devil hit the column with the head, piercing the marble with his horns. You can still smell the sulfur and leaning on you ear you can hear the sounds of hell. 

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